ArmInfo. EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaara, has not yet provided Armenian Human Rights Defender Kristina Grigoryan with video footage of alleged violence against Azerbaijanis by Armenian servicemen. Grigoryan herself announced this on October 7 during a press conference.
According to the Armenian HRD, she asked the EU Special Representative to provide video materials, which he wrote about on his Twitter microblog and which, as stated, may indicate torture of Azerbaijani prisoners or mockery of bodies. However, she continued, despite the promise, Klaar still hasn't sent the footage.
In this regard, Grigoryan mentioned that during the aggression, Azerbaijan constantly disseminates information about some evidence of the crimes committed by the Armenian side.
"Comments by Azerbaijanis on social networks about the need to reward the servicemen who shot unarmed Armenian prisoners of war strengthened the understanding among European officials that we are talking about glorifying war crimes. Azerbaijan has not yet given an explanation to the UN about its policy of hatred of Armenians in educational institutions.
Moreover, in Azerbaijan, persons accused of a war crime receive, at best, two months' house arrest. Azerbaijan encourages such crimes, which explains the filming of war crimes committed by Azerbaijani special forces. This is also evidenced by the fact that a person arrested earlier for war crimes received an award and climbed the career ladder," the Defender emphasized.
It should be noted that on October 2, a video was circulated in Telegram channels in which Azerbaijani servicemen shoot unarmed Armenian soldiers. The incident, as human rights activists have already found out, took place in the direction of positions near Ishkhanasar, during a large-scale military aggression of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, unleashed on the night of September 13.
EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar, commenting on this video, in particular wrote: " If the video is proven to be authentic, then this is a war crime that must be investigated and those responsible punished."
And the very next day, Toivo Klaar said that several videos had been sent to him, which, as he said, apparently showed war crimes against Azerbaijanis. "They must be investigated and the real perpetrators brought to justice. The conflict left deep wounds on both sides, and healing requires accountability," Klaar wrote at the time.
It is noteworthy that if the footage of the execution of the Armenian military has spread all over the world, then there is still no video in which allegedly Armenians torture Azerbaijani servicemen.